A young boy was at the stage where his brain was working faster than his tongue. That caused him to stutter at times. As the family got together to eat breakfast one morning, this youngster noticed there was something missing on his plate. The one who had cooked the breakfast said, “I am sorry, we do not have any!”, but the boy replied, “Just go, go, go, cook!” His problem had a simple solution: “Just go!”
Sometimes, when we have a problem in the church, we need to take this young boy’s advice. Just go and take care of it. Here is some “go” advice from Jesus. “Leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother. . . (Matthew 5:24). How many times have you seen disagreements linger within the church because someone did not want to go and resolve the matter? “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners’” (Matthew 9:13). Jesus went to those people that we have a hard time dealing with; those that are hurting, are different, and more importantly, those that are lost.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . .” (Matthew 28:19). Making disciples requires of us to make contact; knowing each other, sharing in our service, praying for each other, and building each other up.
“Your faith has saved you; go in peace” (Luke 7:50). Living without peace is no life at all. We can see that our faith is the catalyst for peace. Once we have peace with God, peace in life will follow. Our faith should be active and evident to all. Sometimes we need to step out in faith, trust that God will help, and then just go! —- via West Erwin church of Christ, Tyler, TX